October Newsletter

The Website

We are delighted that the website is up and running. It contains a huge amount of useful information and will be updated regularly. Please use it as a resource. And please let us know if you would like additional information on it.


FREE Winter Clothes – 18th October

Please join us at the Community Cafe which is at the Baptist Church on Brown Street between 10.30 – 1.00pm.

Winter clothes will be available for the whole family and it is open to everyone.

See flyer for further details.

Hub Activities – Dates for your diary:

The Hub will be closed for coffee on 2nd December but English lessons will continue as usual.

There will be no English classes at half term – 27 and 28 October.

Half Term 28th October at the Hub

There is a presentation on the wonders of the New Forest.

Hayden Bridgeman is one of the Rangers from the New Forest National Park Authority who will tell us about the Forest and encourage future visits. On the 28th October he will be bringing the National Park to the Hub in Salisbury! The session would involve a short visual film, colouring, activity sheets and activities for people to take away with them. This is for everyone – families, children, or a mixture of ages. Please join us.

See flyer for further details.

25th November – Christmas Toy Event

Please join us at The Hub to choose toys for your children for Christmas.

See flyer for further details.


Jobs will be advertised on the website and here are a couple of opportunities in the run up to Christmas:

Lyons Seafood in Codford are recruiting for packers and labelling for salmon on a production line. They are offering free transport and good pay £10.40 – £20.79 and plenty of overtime. They require a general understanding of English.

You can be booked in for a job interview for 20th October with Lyons Seafood in Salisbury Jobcentre via their work coaches.


You can contact:

Email industrial@partnersemployment.co.uk

Call 01225 760777

Wilton Carpets in Wilton are recruiting and they will give the necessary instruction. A general understanding of English is required. Pay is £10.20 an hour with overtime at 50% premium. Hours can be flexible.

If you are interested – on 21st October Wilton Carpet is holding a working interview in their factory – introducing the work and Q&A for customers, again bookings are via work coaches at the Salisbury Jobcentre.

Café Nero

There is an immediate need to start work with Café Nero in Salisbury, full time, part time hours available.

Application can be done on their website or pop into the Café in person.

Voluntary work 

Another opportunity that might be of interest is volunteering with the British Heart Foundation in their 3 shops in Salisbury, shop floor, admin, social media and back of the shop roles are all available.

Care Workers If anyone is interested in working in the care sector the flyer gives an overview of what might be involved.

English Lessons

English lessons at Salisbury Methodist Church will continue to run:


Thursdays 10.30-12.00

Fridays 10.30-11.30


Fridays 10.30-11.30

Online intermediate English lessons

For further information contact:

Email familyandcommunitylearning@wiltshire.gov.uk

Call 01225770478

Support and Advice

Department of Work and Pensions – making a claim

For those struggling to make claims through the DWP/Jobs Centre the numbers below will assist in making a claim. If you do not have a National Insurance Number, that is the first step before a claim for state pension can be made.

The numbers are all detailed below:

National Insurance Number – apply          0800 141 2075

State Pension Claim Line                             0800 731 7898

The offices are open during the week from 8am – 6pm.

See flyer for further details.

Links relevant for everyone can be found below

Relevant to the energy crisis support:


Energy Price Guarantee . From 1 October 2022, a new ‘Energy Price Guarantee‘ will mean a typical UK household will pay no more than £2,500 a year on their energy bill for the next two years.

Universal credit:


Housing advice:


Wiltshire Citizen’s Advice have recently updated their website with various resources to support individuals and families

– https://wiltshiremoney.org.uk/wiltshire-resources/cost-of-living-support

– CA cost of living data dashboard | Flourish

 Become a member of the Wiltshire Money Forum – https://wiltshiremoney.org.uk/membership/membership-info

 Add your contact details to the mailing list – https://wiltshiremoney.org.uk/membership/mailing-list

Concessionary bus pass

The 9.30am time restriction on all concessionary bus passes have been removed, until Friday 31 March 2023.
This means that you can travel on any buses in Wiltshire for free at any time of the day.

Advice for owners of Ukrainian-registered vehicles in the UK

After six months in the UK, Ukrainian-registered vehicles have to be declared to HMRC. The recommended route, to avoid paying duty and VAT has changed.  HMRC are no longer accepting applications for Temporary Admission (TA) via form C110.  HMRC has decided that, as many refugees are likely to be in the UK for up to 3 years, the from C110 is unsuitable. Instead, it is now advised that Ukrainian car owners apply for a Transfer of Residence (ToR).  Further information about ToR can be found here:


If your vehicle is already in the UK then please ensure to put down the date it arrived in the UK on the TOR1 form.  HMRC suggest that you add in the additional information box on this form that you have entered the UK under the Homes for Ukraine scheme

The email for TOR is nch.tor@hmrc.gov.uk and their phone number is 0300 322 9434

Services at the Salisbury Methodist Church

Two services are coming  up at SMC which may be helpful for some to remember loved ones who have died. There will be language constraints, but both will include the lighting of candles which is a fairly universal language.

4 pm Sunday, October 30th All souls service

3pm Sunday November 6th SANDS service (Stillborn and Neonatal Death Society) organised by the hospital chaplains.

Support for children

If you would like support for your child these Family and Community Learning online tutor taught courses sessions are available. Please see the flyer for further details

Helping My Child with Anxiety and Worry – Tuesday 8 November – 10:00-12:00

Helping My Child with Reading –  Tuesday 15 November – 10:00-12:00